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Watch Stander- Part Time 

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The Watch Stander will monitor incoming data channels in accordance with the USCG's OPTASKCOP to ensure that connectivity is maintained with all supported nodes, and to verify that uninterrupted information flows are maintained. In the event of interrupted information flow, you shall follow procedures in the OPTASK COP.

Additional Responsibilities Include, but are not Limited To:

  • Maintains the track database in accordance with the OPTASK COP. You shall observe proper naming and other data convention, time date standards, and reporting intervals set forth in the OPTASK.
  • Resolves all ambiguous data received by either merging the data with an existing track or initiating a new track.
  • Coordinates via Secret Internet Protocol Router Network (SIPRNet) Chat or email with other USCG units to correct shortfalls and/or inconsistencies in data conventions and reporting intervals, resolve data conflicts, and merge data with other site-specific data.
  • Maintains situation awareness of ongoing events, evolution, and exercises within their respective area of responsibility in accordance with the OPTASK COP.
  • Supports the Area Commanders shall broadcast the COP to USCG HQ as
    requested by USCG HQ and Coast Guard Command Centers to ensure data timeliness and data integrity.
  • Utilizes available tactical decision aids, such as overlays, track groups, Position of Intended Movement (PIM) tracks, site controls, plot controls, and other display enhancement features to highlight high interest data to make this information easily accessible to the operational commander.
  • Ensures that prepared overlays, track groups, and other display enhancements are correct for the required weekly operations brief covering the previous 24 hours prior to 0800 (8:00 AM). This information shall capture all the essential elements of the COP and serve to provide Situational Awareness (SA) to Commandant's and the Area Commander's staff.
  • Coordinates with the Area Commander's technical staff for the restoration of
    GCCS failures in accordance with the Common Operational Picture Synchronization (COP SYNCH) Manual. You shall also assist in the trouble shooting and system failure restoration efforts of associated District's systems.
  • Coordinates with the LANTAREA Command Center staff to identify
    exercises, operations, or events that may require increased focus on the COP and schedule increased manpower, if necessary. Additionally, you shall be prepared to adjust watch stander manpower, if required, due to changes to support surge operations in response to a national crisis where increased focus on the COP may be required. In the event of a catastrophic event where the LANTAREA Command Center is unusable or evacuated, the watch standers must be prepared to relocate to a Continuity of Operations (COOP) site. Any additional manpower required will be negotiated and approved, before work is started, by the Contracting Officer and incorporated into the task order in accordance with the Changes Clause.
  • Controls access to the individual (COP SYNCH) Architectures in accordance with the procedures contained in the COP Standard Operating Procedure (SOP). You shall be responsible for assigning permissions as well as adding and deleting various nodes, as required by the Operational Commander.
  • Recommends to Atlantic Area Operational C4 and Security Division (LANT-
    6) and CG-761 any enhancements or modifications required for the USCG's SOPs governing GCCS operations or COP development in the monthly progress report. You shall provide expert technical advice and support to LANT-6 and CG-761 to help manage the USCG COP program.
  • Maintains the resource library of publications and directives required for the
    proper performance of the USCG's COP. This libra1y should include, but is not limited to, the USCG's COP SOP, the Standard Attribute Relationship (STAR) Manual, the Merchant Marine Identification Guide, Jane's Fighting Ships, the World Wide Operational Tasking (OPTASK) Force Over the Horizon Targeting Coordinator (FOTC), as well as the following messages from the appropriate U.S. Navy Fleet Commander: OPTASK FOTC, Tactical Information Network System (TINS) Subscriber Identification (SID) assignment message, Identify Friend or Foe (IFF) Mode II assignment message, and Officer in Tactical Command Information Exchange System (OTCIXS) SOP. Classified material shall be accounted for in accordance with the USCG and site
    specific directives. You shall ensure that shortfalls are addressed to LANT-6 and CG-761.
  • Provides on-the-job training and orientation for completing tasks 1-13 to
    government personnel during a normal watch when requested by the senior watch supervisor (Command Duty Officer, Coast Guard Personnel). Such training shall not interfere with the performance of your primary duties. The government and the contractor will agree on a manner and fashion to minimize disruption of contractor duties and optimize the training effectiveness.
  • Assists with proposal development, if necessary.
  • Performs other duties, as assigned.
Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time  
Requisition Category Active  
Req Number OTH-23-00040  
Location Portsmouth, VA  
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